Hearing Majority Whip Scalise talk about the budget process is heartening for anyone who actually cares about how government works. Regardless of your "side" too. Within the next 40 to 60 days the GOP Congress should have budget blueprints worked out, with appropriations taking up the actual funding measures. What a change from Democrat control, where budgets were never contemplated. Funny too when you consider how many leftists argue that our economy faltered because of over-spending and lack of budgetary fidelity. Funny in the worst of ways, I mean.
I'd like for the GOP to be more bold. Mr. Obama and Congressional Democrats are wrong about everything, literally, at this point in time. But the GOP remains fearful of voters and so is reluctant to explain this reality in stark terms, or, perhaps worse, is complicit in the devolution of our Constitution, favoring instead a large government they would like to control as well. If the latter I hope voters punish the GOP for this dalliance with fascism, but I hope that voters punish Democrats as well. I'm not a big third party kind of guy, but it looks to be a good time for a plain-spoken, media-savvy, constitutionally-constrained political party to entertain the idea of tipping over this national canoe.
Of the two main parties only the GOP has the capacity to evolve into such a thing. Former Senator Jim DeMint predicted correctly, I think, the future of a major party platform which is both electorally successful and good for America itself. His idea was a socially libertarian federal government (which would not infringe upon your state to, say, define what marriage means, and would not compel every other state to agree with yours), with sharply conservative fiscal ideas.
I don't know if it's a winner. There was, after all, a poll that came out recently showing so-called Millennials in clear favor of an omnipresent federal government well beyond anything ever contemplated in the Constitution. But that may just be the result of more than a decade of indoctrination through our schooling systems, and perhaps can be defeated by clear words to describe clear ideas, as well as a fair appraisal of the utter failure that is liberalism.
But if the GOP fails to try, then haven't we lost anyhow? Be bold. Don't care what lying leftists say. Talk past the MSM to voters. Don't get bogged down in silliness like vaccination debates. And if you lose then voters will be able to blame no one but themselves for the government they elected. But if you win, well you win a governing mandate which can only make America stronger, wealthier, and more powerful.